Like CPL Online

closed 3/27/2018 via Company Press Release

CGA Group, acquired CPL Online

synopsis: CGA Group, a specialist in market measurement, consumer research and location planning, acquired CPL Online, the specialist provider of e-learning, business solutions and interactive services, from CPL Training. CPL Online's services include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
buyer: CGA Group
CGA Group is the data and research consultancy of choice for the out-of-home food and drinks market, specializing in market measurement, consumer research and location planning. CGA works with many of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including drinks manufacturers and food suppliers. "
target parent: CPL Training Group
target: CPL Online
CPL Online delivers business solutions through quality bespoke services and products. CPL Online are creators of online and interactive services, which include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Web Service Development, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Health & Safety Institute, acquired EJ4

synopsis: HSI, a leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development software, training, and compliance solutions, has acquired ej4, a leading eLearning provider. ej4 offers an online training curriculum for essential employee business skills and workplace compliance topics.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Health & Safety Institute
HSI is a leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and workforce development provider that offers software, safety and employee development training, safety management, and compliance solutions. "
target: EJ4
ej4 is a leading provider of eLearning training solutions. The company has created a complete learning solution that includes off-the-shelf training videos, an LMS (Learning Management System) with authoring tool, personalized support, and custom content services.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Ixis

synopsis: CTI Digital, a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development, has acquired Ixis, a Drupal support and hosting agency in the UK. Ixis aims to make websites easy, people focussed and profitable. They offer consulting. development, hosting and support services to help their clients develop their Drupal websites.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Ixis
Ixis is a Drupal support and hosting agency in the UK. Ixis aims to make websites easy, people focussed and profitable. They offer consulting. development, hosting, and support services to help their clients develop and innovate their Drupal websites.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Inspired eLearning

synopsis: J2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company, has completed the acquisition of Inspired eLearning, a company dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,425.94)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: Inspired eLearning
Inspired eLearning is dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hilton Smythe, acquired Reward Agency

synopsis: Hilton Smythe Group, a leading small business broker in the UK, has acquired Reward Agency, a digital marketing specialist in the UK. Reward helps brands to define their purpose, communicate it effectively, and build lasting relationships with their audience. They offer branding, digital marketing, SEO, and web design services.
buyer: Hilton Smythe
Hilton Smythe is a leading small business broker in the UK. Hilton Smythe makes the business sales experience more transparent, fair and enjoyable for buyers and sellers alike. They market businesses with the aim of achieving the best price and outcome for their clients. "
target: Reward Agency
Reward Agency is a digital marketing specialist in the UK. Reward helps brands to define their purpose, communicate it effectively, and build lasting relationships with their audience. They offer branding, digital marketing, SEO, and web design services.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wondrlab, acquired WYP Worldwide

synopsis: Wondrlab, a platform-first martech company based out of India, has acquired What’s Your Problem (WYP), a marketing agency also based out of India that offers services in branding, social media marketing, intellectual property creation, web design, creative strategy, campaign management, and more.
buyer: Wondrlab
Wondrlab is a platform-first martech company based out of India. They offer services in branding, social media marketing, PR, media strategy, content marketing, and more. "
target: WYP Worldwide
WYP Worldwide is a marketing agency based out of India that offers services in branding, social media marketing, intellectual property creation, web design, creative strategy, campaign management, and more.
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closed 12/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Americaneagle.com, Inc., acquired Argo Ventures Digital

synopsis: Americaneagle.com, a global leader in website design and development, has acquired Argo Ventures Digital, a digital agency in Bulgaria that specializes in Sitefinity CMS services. Argo Ventures develops tailored solutions for their clients using the Sitefinity platform. They offer services for Sitefinity development, front-end development and more.
buyer: Americaneagle.com, Inc.
Americaneagle.com, Inc. is a full-service digital agency that provides best-in-class web design, development, hosting, post-launch support and digital marketing services. Some of their thousands of clients include Komatsu USA, Stuart Weitzman, WeatherTech, and the American Dental Association. "
target: Argo Ventures Digital
Argo Ventures Digital is a digital agency in Bulgaria that specializes in Sitefinity CMS services. Argo Ventures Digital develops tailored solutions for their clients using the Sitefinity platform. They offer services for Sitefinity development, Sitefinity upgrades, front-end development, and more.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stritmedia, acquired Fleapo

synopsis: Stritmedia, an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector, has acquired Fleapo Pvt Ltd, an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo creates interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
buyer: Stritmedia
Stritmedia is an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector. Stritmedia was founded by Pawan Rai, an Indian entrepreneur that has experience in blogging, e-commerce, and marketing. "
target: Fleapo
Fleapo is an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo offers custom app development and internet marketing services. They create interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Valtech SA, acquired Headways Media

synopsis: Valtech, a global digital agency focused on business transformation, has acquired Headways Media, a Mexico-based digital agency. Headways Media helps global organizations and Mexican-based multi-nationals to uncover opportunities in digital sales and marketing performance. They offer services for SEO, SEM, web design, social media, email, and more.
buyer parent: SiegCo SA
buyer: Valtech SA (ENXTPA:LTE:$213.20)
Valtech is a global business transformation agency delivering innovation with a purpose. The company enables clients to anticipate tomorrow’s trends and connect more directly with consumers across their digital and physical touchpoints while optimizing time-to-market and ROI. "
target: Headways Media
Headways Media is a Mexico-based digital agency. Headways Media helps large global organizations and Mexican-based multi-nationals to uncover transformative opportunities in digital sales and marketing performance. They offer services for SEO, SEM, web design, social media, email, and more.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

10Pearls, LLC, acquired Two Dots

synopsis: 10Pearls, an industry-leading end-to-end digital technology company, has acquired Two Dots, a boutique UX/UI research and consulting company in Pakistan. Two Dots provides web and app design services to help brands create personal, lasting relationships with their customers. They also offer services for augmented reality (AR) solutions.
buyer: 10Pearls, LLC
10Pearls is a global end-to-end digital technology services partner helping businesses leverage technology to scale and innovate. The company helps its customers digitalize their existing business, build innovative new products, and augment their existing teams with high performance team members. "
target: Two Dots
Two Dots is a boutique UX/UI research and consulting company in Pakistan. Two Dots provides web and app design services to help brands create personal, lasting relationships with their customers. They also offer services for augmented reality (AR) solutions such as mobile AR filters and AR mirrors.
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announced 12/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Siili Solutions, will acquire Supercharge Kft

synopsis: Siili Solutions Oyj, a digital agency and technology powerhouse based in Finland, will acquire a majority stake in Supercharge Kft, a Hungarian digital consultancy that creates digital strategies, designs delightful interfaces and builds robust software. Supercharge has developed mobile apps and webpages for clients in a variety of industries.
buyer: Siili Solutions (HLSE:SIILI:$101.57)
Siili is a digital agency and technology powerhouse based in Finland. Siili provides excellence in creating digital strategies, transforming data to clear insights, and developing innovations that matter. Their services include strategy & consulting, managed services, experience design, and more. "
target: Supercharge Kft
Supercharge is a Hungarian digital innovation consultancy. Supercharge creates digital strategies, designs delightful interfaces and builds robust software to bring products to life. The company has designed and developed mobile apps and webpages for clients in a variety of industries.
price ($mm)
$11*
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$9
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$2
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2.2x
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9.3x
closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired BASIC

synopsis: Dept, a digital agency in Amsterdam, has acquired BASIC, a global branding and experience design company. BASIC helps lifestyle inspired companies engage consumers and communicate their brand culture. They offer services for brand messaging, campaign development, eCommerce & websites, customer experience, design production, and more.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: BASIC
BASIC is a global branding and experience design company. BASIC helps lifestyle inspired companies engage consumers and communicate their brand culture. They offer services for brand messaging, campaign development, eCommerce & websites, customer experience, design production, and more.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zitec Com Srl, acquired Under Development Office

synopsis: Zitec, a Romanian IT and digital marketing company, has acquired Under Development Office (Udev), a software development company in Romania. Udev develops mobile apps that leverage next-generation technologies, such as blockchain, machine learning, and AI.
buyer: Zitec Com Srl
Zitec is a Romanian IT and digital marketing company. Zitec offers services for software development, mobile deveelopment, UX/UI design, digital marketing, blockchain, eCommerce, and more. Their mission is to shape and employ technology so it inspires and empowers people and organizations. "
target: Under Development Office
Under Development Office (Udev) is a software development company in Romania. Udev develops mobile apps that leverage next-generation technologies, such as blockchain, machine learning, and AI. They help companies to develop business solutions that bridge the gap between them and their customers.
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closed 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Branscombe Group Limited, acquired Six Two

synopsis: Branscombe Group, a family-owned investment company in the UK, has acquired Six Two, a web design, development and optimisation business in the UK. Six Two produces great websites that empower businesses. They provide services for web consultancy, web design, UI/UX design and more. They also offer SEO, CRO and PPC digital marketing services.
buyer: Branscombe Group Limited
Branscombe Group is a family-owned investment company in the UK. Branscombe Group aims to unite great media businesses and support their growth ambitions. The group encourages their businesses to express their own personality and character, and share the group's family ethos and long term approach. "
target: Six Two
Six Two is a web design, development and optimisation business in the UK. Six Two produces great websites that empower businesses. They provide services for web consultancy, web design, UI/UX design, WordPress development and more. They also offer SEO, CRO and PPC digital marketing services.
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announced 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo FOS, will acquire Inrebus Technologies S.R.L.

synopsis: FOS, a Genoese consulting and technological research company, will acquire100% of the share capital of InRebus Technologies. InRebus Technologies is an innovative SME, based in Turin, active in the field of applications of ICT technologies and in digital learning projects.
buyer: Gruppo FOS (BIT:FOS:$14.73)
FOS, a Genoese consulting and technological research business, listed on the AIM segment of Borsa Italiana SpA, is active in the design and development of digital services and products for large industrial groups and for the public administration. "
target: Inrebus Technologies S.R.L.
InRebus Technologies is an innovative SME, based in Turin, active in the field of applications of ICT technologies and in digital learning projects. InRebus has two divisions, software development and digital learning. The digital learning division to designs customized digital learning solutions.
price ($mm)
$1.18
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$2
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$0
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4.2x
closed 11/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Eze Castle Integration, Inc., acquired NorthOut Inc.

synopsis: Eze Castle Integration, a portfolio of private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital and a global leader in technology solutions, acquired digital transformation firm NorthOut Inc., which is focused on delivering advanced solutions that allow leading organizations to accelerate business transformation and overcome business challenges.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Eze Castle Integration, Inc.
Eze Castle Integration is a global managed service provider. Eze Castle delivers complete cloud solutions, premier IT services and cybersecurity protections to hedge funds, private equity, asset + investment management and other technology driven industries. "
target: NorthOut Inc.
NorthOut is a fast-growing digital transformation firm headquartered in Boston with 165 employees focused on delivering advanced solutions that allow leading organizations to accelerate business transformation and overcome business challenges.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

4NG, acquired Arlanet

synopsis: 4NG, a Dutch digital agency that supports their clients in their digital transformation process, has acquired Arlanet, a digital agency in the Netherlands. Arlanet specializes in developing software based on Microsoft .NET, Umbraco and EPiServer technology. They provide services for B2B e-commerce, corporate websites, and digital platforms.
buyer: 4NG
4NG is a Dutch digital agency that supports their clients in their digital transformation process. 4NG focuses on design & technology, data & performance, and digital transformation strategies. They offer services for e-commerce, chat bots, CRM, SEO, web and app development, and more. "
target: Arlanet
Arlanet is an innovative and specialized digital agency in the Netherlands. Arlanet specializes in developing software based on Microsoft .NET, Umbraco and EPiServer technology. They provide services for B2B e-commerce, corporate websites, and digital platforms.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Epsilon Telecommunications Limited, acquired 7D Digital Limited

synopsis: Singapore-based Epsilon has acquired 7D Digital, a UK-based software development company, to expand its information systems team. The acquisition supports Epsilon’s Infiny First strategy, which positions Infiny as the central customer engagement platform for procuring and managing network services offered by the company.
buyer: Epsilon Telecommunications Limited
Singapore-based Epsilon is a cloud-centric global connectivity and communications service provider, connecting to 220 data centres in 39 cities. Epsilon's solutions are built to serve the needs of enterprises, cloud providers, carriers, and managed service providers. "
target: 7D Digital Limited
7D Digital is a development and design agency based in Essex that develops software platforms, mobile apps, and applications for networking and communications, pharmaceuticals, travel, social media, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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closed 10/15/2020 via Company Press Release

GlynnDevins, acquired Linkmedia 360

synopsis: GlynnDevins, the leading technology-enabled marketing agency serving the senior living category, has acquired Linkmedia 360, a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: GlynnDevins
GlynnDevins is the leader in senior living marketing solutions. Their research-based brand development process, targeted digital advertising programs and metrics-based campaign strategies continue to be core service offerings within the agency. "
target: Linkmedia 360
Linkmedia 360 is a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels. Their vast array of marketing services include SEO, paid media, email, web development and more.
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Churchill Capital II, will acquire SkillSoft Limited

synopsis: Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, and Skillsoft, a global leader in digital learning and talent management solutions, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will operate as Skillsoft and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Churchill Capital II (CCX:$0.00)
Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise.
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$1,300
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closed 3/27/2018 via Company Press Release

CGA Group, acquired CPL Online

synopsis: CGA Group, a specialist in market measurement, consumer research and location planning, acquired CPL Online, the specialist provider of e-learning, business solutions and interactive services, from CPL Training. CPL Online's services include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
buyer: CGA Group
CGA Group is the data and research consultancy of choice for the out-of-home food and drinks market, specializing in market measurement, consumer research and location planning. CGA works with many of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including drinks manufacturers and food suppliers. "
target parent: CPL Training Group
target: CPL Online
CPL Online delivers business solutions through quality bespoke services and products. CPL Online are creators of online and interactive services, which include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Web Service Development, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
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closed 3/27/2018 via Company Press Release

CGA Group, acquired CPL Online

synopsis: CGA Group, a specialist in market measurement, consumer research and location planning, acquired CPL Online, the specialist provider of e-learning, business solutions and interactive services, from CPL Training. CPL Online's services include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
buyer: CGA Group
CGA Group is the data and research consultancy of choice for the out-of-home food and drinks market, specializing in market measurement, consumer research and location planning. CGA works with many of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including drinks manufacturers and food suppliers. "
target parent: CPL Training Group
target: CPL Online
CPL Online delivers business solutions through quality bespoke services and products. CPL Online are creators of online and interactive services, which include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Web Service Development, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
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closed 12/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

William Reed Business Media, purchased Allegra Foodservice from Allegra Strategies Limited

synopsis: William Reed Business Media, a provider of market-leading business information, has bought the Allegra Foodservice business, formerly a division of Allegra Strategies, a leading-edge research and strategy consulting firm.
buyer: William Reed Business Media
From retail to hospitality, manufacturing to grocery, William Reed Business Media has been providing market-leading business information to the food and drinks sector for almost 150 years. "
seller: Allegra Strategies Limited
Allegra Foodservice comprises a business unit which offers research and information within the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality sectors through brands such as Allegra Food Strategy Forum, Allegra Eating Out Panel, and more.
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announced 3/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Restaurant Insights will be merged with Bellwether Food Group,

synopsis: Bellwether Food Group, the highly regarded strategic planning, sales and brand consultancy and Restaurant Insights, a leading market research company, announced a merger that will result in a new entity providing comprehensive "one-stop-shopping" for the food service and retail arenas.
buyer: Bellwether Food Group
Bellwether Food Group, founded in 2007 by Jameson, Rob Hardy and Mac Brand, is known for its branding work with chain restaurants, strategy and sales skills work with food and beverage manufacturers and for advising investment firms in the chain retail market. "
target: Restaurant Insights
Restaurant Insights is one of the country's premier restaurant consumer research organizations. Restaurant Insights has completed more than 1,400 restaurant-specific projects for some of the nation's largest brands, across all major segments – QSR, fast casual, family and casual dining.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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closed 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired The Perishables Group

synopsis: Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, has acquired Chicago-based fresh food industry research specialist The Perishables Group. The company’s offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marcoms services.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: The Perishables Group
The Perishables Group is a fresh food industry research specialist. Its offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marketing communications services.
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closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

The Fifteen Group Inc., acquired Fervid Communications Inc.

synopsis: One of North America's top restaurant consulting companies, The Fifteen Group Inc., has officially acquired Fervid Communications Inc. Fervid has grown to become one of Canada's top boutique hospitality-focused marketing agencies.
buyer: The Fifteen Group Inc.
The Fifteen Group Inc. has grown to become one of North America's most established restaurant consulting companies. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, the company strategically works with restaurant stakeholders to increase bottom-line profitability in an extremely challenging industry. "
target: Fervid Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Fervid Communications is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in the restaurant and tourism sectors. They take time to understand what their client’s brand is in order to effectively fulfill their marketing needs.
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closed 7/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired The FreshLook Marketing Group

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc., the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, LLC, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh/random weight (fresh food) industry.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is a leader in delivering powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and the foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: The FreshLook Marketing Group
FreshLook Marketing Group provides scanner-based information on the sales of perishable products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, deli cheese and meats, deli prepared foods, fresh meat and seafood, in-store bakery items and bulk foods.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cello Group, acquired Mash Health

synopsis: UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy Mash Health Limited and its US business Mash Health, Inc have been acquired by the UK’s Cello Group plc. Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Mash Health
Mash Health is a UK pharma researcher and communications consultancy. Teddington-based Mash works for clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer healthcare sectors, and was established in 2009.
price ($mm)
$0.99
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$2
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1.0x
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

FPE Capital LLP, acquired IWSR

synopsis: FPE Capital, a leading growth equity investor in the UK lower middle-market, has acquired a majority stake in IWSR, a UK database service that covers the alcoholic drinks market. IWSR gathers data on market, category and brand performance in 157 countries. It is headed in London and also has an office in New York.
buyer: FPE Capital LLP
FPE Capital is a leading growth equity investor in the UK lower middle-market. They invest into profitable UK headquartered companies with revenues of £5m to £50m and which have the ability to accelerate growth. "
target: IWSR
IWSR is a UK database service that covers the alcoholic drinks market. IWSR gathers data on market, category and brand performance in 157 countries. It is headed in London and also has an office in New York.
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$9.86
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jody Trietch, acquired Taste the Local Difference

synopsis: Local entrepreneur Jody Trietch has purchased local food marketing agency Taste the Local Difference from venture capital firm Boomerang Catapult. Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
buyer: Jody Trietch
Jody Trietch is chief financial officer of Boomerang Catapult, president of Impact 100 Traverse City and treasurer of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. She has in the past served as CFO for local governments in Michigan. "
target parent: Boomerang Catapult, LLC
target: Taste the Local Difference
Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

synopsis: Hopscotch, a Paris-based communication consulting group, will acquire a 66% stake in Sopexa, an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
buyer: Hopscotch Global PR Group (ENXTPA:HOP:$164.53)
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales. "
target: Sopexa
Sopexa is an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
price ($mm)
$8.84*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

synopsis: PACO Collective, an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency, has acquired Noble Food, a leading independent food-marketing agency. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
buyer: PACO Collective
PACO Collective is an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency. PACO is committed to working with brands that want to embrace the changing dynamics of American life and are invested in creating meaningful connections with consumers through cultural messaging and insight. "
target: Noble Food, LLC
Noble Food is a food-focused, full-service marketing agency that understands people’s relationship with food. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sprizzi drink-co., Inc., acquired The Big Beverage Company

synopsis: Sprizzi Drink-Co., a manufacturer of beverage dispensers, has acquired The Big Beverage Company, a company that provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The Big Beverage Company's marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, public relations, and more.
buyer: Sprizzi drink-co., Inc.
Sprizzi Drink-Co. is a manufacturer of beverage dispensers. Their Sprizzi Drink Machine can prepare and deliver a carbonated or non-carbonated drink in seconds. They offer over 60 flavor bullets that let consumers create a variety of drinks, such as colas, root beers, flavored ice teas, and more. "
target: The Big Beverage Company
The Big Beverage Company provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The company has over 50 years of experience and has helped brands get into major retailers. Their marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
buyer: Gatesman
Gatesman is one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S. It is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency specializing in strategy/branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, and insights/analytics. "
target: Noble Communications
Noble Communications is an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/30/2012 via AP - Associated Press

Marlin Network, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Marlin Network, Inc., a full-service business-to-business branding agency, completed its sale to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Marlin Network is now owned 100% by its employees.
buyer: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications.
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